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Studs Terkel

Remembering Studs Terkel

Rick Ayers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Rick Ayers

It is sad that Studs died just before Barack Obama won this election. My guess is he already completed his absentee ballot. Obama is a Chicago candidate, one Studs was proud of.

Bill Ayers Tells His Side: 'A Bit Surreal'

The Huffington Post | Ben Goldberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Bill Ayers, who stayed quiet throughout the presidential campaign even as he became its central lightning rod, finally broke his silence on Election D...

Some Words For Studs

Jamie Kalven | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jamie Kalven

Together with my father, Studs Terkel dramatized for me the joys and possibilities of conversation. They planted the seeds of the conviction that there is nothing that cannot be talked about.

Getting to Work

Mike Bonifer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Bonifer

Throughout the campaign, this idea of getting down to work told us what kind of person we'd be getting as President.

This Vote's For You, Studs

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Cathleen Falsani

A spirit of anticipation hovers all around, the feeling that something else, something different, better -- call it hope -- is just around the corner.

Studs' Last Stand

Curtis Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Curtis Black

Studs Terkel spent his life giving voice to the concerns of the voiceless, and it's a mark of his consistency that in his final days he stood up for men who were denied fair trials decades ago.

Chicagoans Studs Terkel and Barack Obama (and the Election of 2008)

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

John Steinbeck's widow asked Studs Terkel to write an introduction to the 50th anniversary edition of The Grapes of Wrath. And while he was working o...

Remembering Studs

Howard Wolinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Howard Wolinsky

Studs was an advocate for progressive change and I wish he had lived long enough to hear what he had to say on the outcome of Tuesday's Presidential election.

To Studs: With Love and Memories

Roger Ebert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Roger Ebert

Studs was the most widely and deeply loved man I ever hope to know. If you met him, he was your friend.

Saint Studs

David Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Murray

Recently I asked Studs how it feels to be treated like an elfin doll by today's patriotic Judges, Good Citizens, and fucking young solipsists--this despite the fact that he still speaks at universal healthcare rallies and anti-war protests.

Adversity and Comedy, the Venerable Studs

Rob Warden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rob Warden

True to form, Studs could turn his malady into something of a comedy routine.

Studs Terkel Dies

Chicago Tribune | Rick Kogan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Louis Terkel arrived here as a child from New York City and in Chicago found not only a new name but a place that perfectly matched--in its energy, it...

Studs Terkel Dies at 96

Pete Cenedella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pete Cenedella

Come Tuesday, we measure how far we've come. I have no doubt that Studs Terkel, the great American believer, died happy, anticipating what might come Tuesday.

Our Dear Studs Terkel

Edward Lifson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Edward Lifson

He wanted to live to see Barack Obama elected President of the United States. What a shame that Studs didn't make it. But like Moses, he took us close to the Promised Land.

Studs Terkel Lives On

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Robert J. Elisberg

Studs Terkel died on Friday in Chicago at the age of 96. He was too young. But then, whenever he ended up dying, he'd be too young.

Studs for Obama

Edward Lifson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Edward Lifson

I asked Studs Terkel, if he were to interview Obama, what would he ask him? That got him going.

How Chicago Made a Liberal of Me

David Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Murray

I could have gone either way, and I think that when I arrived in Chicago, fresh out of college in 1992 I was neither liberal nor conservative. But then . . .